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Our free click-through in the newsletters of - - - goes to the following websites that carried out updates during May - CLICK ON THE IMAGES TO VIEW >>>>

May Stats - 9003 Pageviews from 4141 unique visitors.
May's top directories were -

Our most visited index pages, in order of popularity were: INFORMATION - ACCOMMODATION - BUSINESSES - ACTIVITIES - CLASSIFIEDS - DINING - REAL ESTATE

A great way to improve your link popularity which is directly related to your search engine ranking, is to take advantage of our FREE classified advertisement offer. We have "classifieds" on our four town websites ( - - - and they receive an enormous amount of visitors - if you're not there you're missing out!! All you have to do is forward us 25 words about your business - a breeze surely!! Your classified advertisement will be linked to your website and also have an email link on it if requested - was the 5th most visited index on the site during May!! Take a look at our top ranking town websites >>>>

Ways to encourage visitors to keep coming back to your website ...

What does a website need? The simple answer is repeat visitors, this is what successful websites share in common, and this accounts for a major part of their traffic.

Why is this?

Well, experience shows that returning visitors are much easier to convert into paying customers because the more often they return to a site, the more trust they have in that site. The whole issue of credibility disappears.

So what do you need to do to keep your visitors coming back and visiting your website?

Here are five simple, cost-effective solutions :

1) You could consider starting a forum, chat room or shout box. (simply "Google" these terms to see what options are available eg. Bumpin

Providing a forum, chat room or shout box, allows your visitors to have a voice where they can share their opinions and interact with others ... all of them visitors to your site.

Over time this develops into a sense of community and conversions will follow and your visitors will look forward to coming back to your site each and every day.

2) This probably goes without saying, but starting a blog can be a incredible source for both new and recurring traffic. (Start your blog and let us know the address and we can link it to your website - eg. Blogger)

Having your own blog is like keeping an online journal and human beings are curious and thirsty for information. You need to keep your blog frequently updated with your latest news, both business and personal.

You will find that over time more and more people will come back to read your posts and with it you will develop credibility as an authority figure in your niche.

3) How about carrying out polls or surveys?

You will note that so far all the suggestions made have had some form of visitor interaction and conducting polls and surveys is no different. This is one that you should definitely consider adding to your site (eg. Poll Code).

They are a quick way for visitors to voice their opinions and to get involved in your website. It is important that you publish the results of any polls or surveys so that you keep the interest of your visitors to come back and see the results.

4) This is a little bit more innovative, but have you considered the use of puzzles, games and quizzes?

This will provide a measure as to how many people are willing to return to your site if you are maintaining their interest through entertainment.

You can also hold competitions to award the high score winner to keep people trying continuously to earn the prize.

5) This may appear just plain common sense (and is the most important of all), but you need to update your site frequently with fresh content if you wish to attract multiple visits.

Although this may appear to be the most likely of strategies it is also the most overlooked with some sites seemingly looking the same for years.

If you want returning visitors to the same message over time that message needs a refresh, a different approach or angle!

Maintaining the same approach continually will have the effect of changing nothing, so don't be lazy and add new fresh information regularly to increase your visitor's interest.

Some extra statistical info:
The information below shows us the top 10 entry, and exit pages for As expected the index page ranks No. 1 and also, not surprisingly includes some of our top sites and many of our indexes. The exit pages are an indication that the visitor has found what they are looking for and exited via that page. (You can visit these pages by clicking on the links below). We can also see that almost 70% of visitors are going directly to the pages with the information they require and bypassing the index page and well under 20% of visitors are leaving via the index page.

Top 10 of 29 Total Entry Pages
# Hits Visits URL
1 1203 6.45% 844 30.16% /
2 433 2.32% 279 9.97% /information.htm
3 411 2.20% 258 9.22% /HolidayPark/
4 293 1.57% 167 5.97% /businesses.htm
5 247 1.32% 156 5.58% /harcourts/
6 234 1.25% 95 3.40% /berlusconi/
7 195 1.05% 92 3.29% /classifieds.html
8 255 1.37% 90 3.22% /hospital/
9 407 2.18% 86 3.07% /accommodation.html
10 231 1.24% 66 2.36% /activities.html

Top 10 of 29 Total Exit Pages
# Hits Visits URL
1 1203 6.45% 520 17.47% /
2 433 2.32% 285 9.57% /information.htm
3 411 2.20% 259 8.70% /HolidayPark/
4 247 1.32% 187 6.28% /harcourts/
5 407 2.18% 184 6.18% /accommodation.html
6 293 1.57% 168 5.64% /businesses.htm
7 255 1.37% 159 5.34% /hospital/
8 232 1.24% 138 4.64% /homesteadmountainview/
9 234 1.25% 134 4.50% /berlusconi/
10 231 1.24% 100 3.36% /activities.html

Site of the Month is Anna's Whare - and they receive a free direct click through and feature image from to their website.

Leanne Taylor
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Innovative Website Design, Hosting & Maintenance
Phone (09) 817 9656 ~ Mobile (0274) 701990

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